Irene Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer

Irene has worked previously as a consumer/peer worker in public health and was instrumental in developing the peer workforce program at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District where she took on the role as District Manager Peer Workforce Program. Irene was also instrumental in setting up the South Eastern Sydney Recovery College where she held the position of Education Coordinator. After leaving these two roles, Irene went on to set up her own peer-led organisation as a way of developing the peer workforce across NSW. She has worked as a passionate advocate at local, state and National levels on a number of committee’s and Boards and has been a past Chairperson with Being.


Jaime Comber

Policy Officer

Jaime has a background in psychology and communications and has previous work experience implementing policy in higher education and non-profit environments. She has a passion for change based on her professional and personal experience and wants mental health policy to reflect consumers aspirations.


Emma Corcoran

Policy Assistant/Executive Support

Emma has a background in communications, and is currently studying a Master of Public Health. She is particularly interested in the role of lived experience in mental health reform, and in the relationship between mental illness and Autism Spectrum Disorder.